Decoded Slug: ~는지 모르다 [neunji moreuda] (Don't know if)

Korean Grammar Point
~는지 모르다 [neunji moreuda] (Don't know if)

~는지 모르다 [neunji moreuda] (Don't know if)

Short explanation:

It is used when the speaker is questionable or unsure about the situation or fact.


Verb-는지 모르다 / Verb-ㄴ/은지 모르다 / Adjective-는지 모르다


그가 오늘 학교에 올 것인지 모르겠어요.
Geuga oneul hakgyoe ol geotinji moreugesseoyo.
I don't know if he's coming to school today.
그녀가 어떤 옷을 입을지 모르겠어요.
Geunyeoga eotteon oseul ibeulji moreugesseoyo.
I don't know what kind of clothes she will wear.
그가 이 이야기를 들었는지 모릅니다.
Geuga i iyagireul deureotneunji moreumnida.
I don't know if he heard this story.
우리 친구가 이곳에서 행복할지 모르겠어요.
Uri chinguga igoseseo haengbokhalji moreugesseoyo.
I don't know if our friend will be happy here.

Long explanation:

'~는지 모르다' is a form used to express uncertainty or lack of knowledge about something in Korean. It corresponds to the English 'do not know if'. This construction is used when the speaker does not know whether something happened, exists, or is true. The verb in front of '는지 모르다' must be in the adnominal form.

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